Tamil Diplomat

Afridi slams reporter over ‘captaincy’ failure question

miffed Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi slammed journalist during a press conference in Lahore after he had a verbal spat with a reporter leading to a partial protest by the media demanding an apology from the flamboyant all-rounder.
The mediapersons raised slogans against Afridi outside the dressing room at the Gaddafi stadium before a practice match after the spat took place eThe ugly incident sparked off after a reporter of a television channel asked Afridi what he planned to do as a captain to win the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 since his record as a leader was very poor.
“Your record has not been as impressive as previous Pakistan Twenty20 captains, do you think there is a need to change the way you are leading the side?” the reporter asked Afridi.
Afridi smiled and then let loose: “I expected you to ask such a ‘ghatia’ (pathetic and low) question.”
The media later protested loudly against Afridi outside the dressing room demanding an apology from him before team manager Intikhab Alam came out and pacified them.